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Crogan's Vengeance (SIGNED)

Schweizer, Chris

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ISBN 10: 1934964069 / ISBN 13: 9781934964064
Published by Oni Press, Portland, OR, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine as issued w/o dj. A 1st edition/1st printing in fine condition with the number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Signed with a full page illustration by author on page facing the half-title page. The covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp except for some very minor bumping to bottom of spine. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Not ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory # 007845

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Title: Crogan's Vengeance (SIGNED)

Publisher: Oni Press, Portland, OR

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

The debut volume in an ongoing series of historical adventures focusing on the various branches of the fictional Crogan Family Tree. In Crogan's Vengeance, "Catfoot" Crogan is an able-bodied mariner plying his trade for a dastardly "legitimate" captain with a grudge against Crogan for a slight committed well before he was born. But when his ship is taken by pirates, will Crogan stay loyal to his law-abiding, if despicable, captain or will he find a new life on the high seas living by the "Pirate's Code"?

Review:

"... Crogan's Vengeance is the first in a projected whopping sixteen books, each one moving down the Crogan family tree. With the family tree printed on the insides of the covers, we're talking about a group of people that spans two and a half centuries and includes professions like minuteman, lion-tamer, ninja, diamond miner, private eye, and secret agent. If the other members of this family are as entertaining as Catfoot, well, we're in for a good time in The Crogan Adventures. Add in the high quality production values of the book, with its slick hardcover binding, handsome cover design, and crisp white paper, and I am really loving the idea of having a whole series of these books sitting on my shelves over the years. I was a little wary about the idea of reading such a long series when I first heard about it, but now that I've read Crogan's Vengeance, I'm in. Crogan's Vengeance is exactly the kind of high-adventure book I was looking for as a kid. Fortunately, it's just as much fun to read now that I'm an adult. Check it out." --Greg McElhatton - Read About Comics

"If there's been a better recent concept for a comic book series than this one, I haven't seen it. Just looking inside the front cover put a smile on my face, and as I moved on to the actual story, that smile just kept getting wider and wider. What's the wild, wondrous concept? It's simply a father telling his young son about his family history. That history is laid out in the broadest of strokes on the aforementioned inside front cover with a family tree. That tree lists gunfighters, World War I pilots, brothers on opposite sides of the Revolutionary War, a private eye, an illusionist, a NINJA... Throw in a hardcover book design that evokes nothing less than the original Hardy Boys books and you have the recipe for one heck of a "Boys Own" adventure series.

As for the adventure to be had in this introductory volume, when in doubt, go with pirates.

The branch of the family tree examined here is "Catfoot" Crogan, an honest seaman who has a natural aptitude for a sailor's life as well as a keen mind for strategy. When the ship he's serving aboard is taken by pirates, he is absorbed into their crew and quickly earns the ire of First Mate D'or. Naturally, the two come to blows, with ever escalating stakes.

If all there was to this book was a rousing story, it'd be worth a read. What makes it a great read is creator Chris Schweizer's fun as anything artwork. His cartoonish style has a great narrative flow, and his action is both clear and detailed. More than one page, hell, more than one panel had me drawn into the story better than most entire issues from other recent stories. There's a panel of the ubiquitous stairway duel that was one of the best images I've seen in an age. It's like reading Craig Thompson by way of Herge.

What really impresses me, however, is the ambition inherent in the genealogy angle to this series. The promise of at least another dozen plus tales of the Crogan family is incredibly ambitious, and I hope like mad that this book sells enough for us to be able to see that ambition translated into reality, if only because I want to see Schweizer's take on the Rough Riders. Should that not come to pass, at least we still have one hell of a great pirate story on our hands." --Ain't It Cool News

"If there's been a better recent concept for a comic book series than this one, I haven't seen it. Just looking inside the front cover put a smile on my face, and as I moved on to the actual story, that smile just kept getting wider and wider. What's the wild, wondrous concept? It's simply a father telling his young son about his family history. That history is laid out in the broadest of strokes on the aforementioned inside front cover with a family tree. --Ain't It Cool News

"If there's been a better recent concept for a comic book series than this one, I haven't seen it. Just looking inside the front cover put a smile on my face, and as I moved on to the actual story, that smile just kept getting wider and wider. What's the wild, wondrous concept? It's simply a father telling his young son about his family history. That history is laid out in the broadest of strokes on the aforementioned inside front cover with a family tree. That tree lists gunfighters, World War I pilots, brothers on opposite sides of the Revolutionary War, a private eye, an illusionist, a NINJA... Throw in a hardcover book design that evokes nothing less than the original Hardy Boys books and you have the recipe for one heck of a "Boys Own" adventure series.

As for the adventure to be had in this introductory volume, when in doubt, go with pirates.

The branch of the family tree examined here is "Catfoot" Crogan, an honest seaman who has a natural aptitude for a sailor's life as well as a keen mind for strategy. When the ship he's serving aboard is taken by pirates, he is absorbed into their crew and quickly earns the ire of First Mate D'or. Naturally, the two come to blows, with ever escalating stakes.

If all there was to this book was a rousing story, it'd be worth a read. What makes it a great read is creator Chris Schweizer's fun as anything artwork. His cartoonish style has a great narrative flow, and his action is both clear and detailed. More than one page, hell, more than one panel had me drawn into the story better than most entire issues from other recent stories. There's a panel of the ubiquitous stairway duel that was one of the best images I've seen in an age. It's like reading Craig Thompson by way of Herge.

What really impresses me, however, is the ambition inherent in the genealogy angle to this series. The promise of at least another dozen plus tales of the Crogan family is incredibly ambitious, and I hope like mad that this book sells enough for us to be able to see that ambition translated into reality, if only because I want to see Schweizer's take on the Rough Riders. Should that not come to pass, at least we still have one hell of a great pirate story on our hands." --Ain't It Cool News

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